Links 5/1/23

Links for you. Science:

Scent-trained dogs highly accurate in detecting COVID-19 in schools (THIS IS A VERY GOOD BOY; paper here)
Methodolatry and COVID: Doctors who call for an RCT for everything generally haven’t run a single RCT on anything. Why is this?
To Display 500,000 Ants, No Simple Ant Farm Will Do
Scientists Have Found 30,000 New Viruses Hiding in The DNA of Microbes (paper here)
Cognitive impairment in young adults with post COVID-19 syndrome
What Rosalind Franklin truly contributed to the discovery of DNA’s structure


How The Netherlands Built a Biking Utopia: In the 60s and 70s the Dutch government was building car-centered cities. Here’s how and why they pivoted.
Assessing COVID-19 pandemic policies and behaviours and their economic and educational trade-offs across US states from Jan 1, 2020, to July 31, 2022: an observational analysis
“Fact-checking” is a feeble, inadequate way to respond to racist, antisemitic incitement
The Amazon’s Largest Isolated Tribe Is Dying. Illegal mines have fueled a humanitarian crisis for the Yanomami Indigenous group. Brazil’s new president is trying to fight back.
Trump Could Definitely Beat Biden (and this doesn’t take into account Biden’s mediocre COVID policies)
The DeSantis School
The Mandalorian Gave Bo-Katan a Story Like No Other
Murder, ‘alcohol and prostitutes’: Wagner convicts pardoned by Putin return to terrorise home towns
A distant crisis: Top MBTA managers live hundreds — or thousands — of miles from the troubled system they’re trying to fix
Mo’Nique’s Latest Netflix Special Proves Black Gen X Comedy Is Dead
How to fix a funny building
Florida Principal Fired In ‘Porn’ Flap Over David Statue Finally Sees It In Person
Reclaiming our heritage: For seven decades, a neighborhood that extended from what is now Chinatown to the South End was home to a thriving Arab American community. Now two historians are finally telling the story of Boston’s Little Syria.
‘Immense And Needless Suffering’: Idaho’s Abortion Ban Is Creating A Crisis Of Care
Tennessee Republicans Are Showing Exactly How Deep American Racism Goes
Jack Kent Cooke’s football dynasty crumbled under Dan Snyder
Democrats Respond to the Festering Supreme Court Rot by… Calling a Hearing
The impact of Alabama governor’s ouster of early childhood education chief
Ro Khanna Isn’t Running for President, Yet
This is what it took for Arizona Republicans to expel an election denier
Impeach Clarence Thomas and Remove Dianne Feinstein
How Republicans’ Racist, Cynical Attack on D.C. Police Reform Backfired
What I’ll Remember Most About Tucker Carlson? His Ability to Unleash the Haters.
A moral low: Expecting teachers to see being shot as part of the job
Chief Justice John Roberts’ Mockery of Stalking Victims Points to a Deeper Problem
He blew the whistle on Trump’s Truth Social. Now he works at Starbucks.

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